Graduation Requirements

The intent of this policy is to articulate the graduation requirements for all students receiving an Edwin O. Smith High School Diploma. Graduation from Edwin O. Smith High School signifies students have satisfactorily completed a prescribed course of study, fulfilled distributive course requirements, and have met all state and district requirements for graduation.


Minimum Requirements for Graduation
Differences for Class of 2023 & 2024 noted                          

(Classes of 2021-22 require 23 credits; Class of 2023-24 requires 25 credits)

              Subject             Credits Required
(Course Requirements)
English   4 Credits (English 9,10,11,12)
Social Studies   3 Credits (Politics/Geography, U.S. History, Western
and Non-Western Civilizations)
Mathematics   4 Credits (Or successful completion of AD Calculus
with a C or better)
 Science  3 Credits (Biology, plus one physical science and one
other life science course/courses)
 Physical Education  1.5 Credits (PE course credit);
Class of 2023-24 (1 Credit)
 Career and Technical Education or
Fine Arts
 1 Credit (Career & Technical Ed. or 
Fine Arts)
 Health  0.5 Credits (Health class);
Class of 2023-24 (1 Credit - Health or Safety credit)
 Electives  6 Elective Credits
 Senior Project/ Mastery Based
Learning Assessment
 0 Credit (Complete a research and presentation project);
Class of 2023-24 (1 Credit-Successful completion of portfolio and presentation)
 World Language  0 Credits;
Class of 2023-24 (1 Credit)

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